Alain Robert -The Spider-MAN Real

Alain Robert 

Alain Robert (born August 7, 1962 in Valence, Drôme, France as Robert Alain Philippe) is a rock climber and urban climber. With the nickname "Spider-Man," Robert is an urban climber, free solo climber and climbed the slippery exteriors of skyscrapers.
Although other famous urban climbers sometimes use a walker, Robert did not use safety equipment or any equipment. He uses only his bare hands and climbing shoes, Robert himself has climbed more than 70 giant structures around the world including many of the world's tallest building.

As a boy, Robert began to climb the rock wall in the area around his home, boldering career began at age 12 when he forgot the key and locked apartment where her parents who were on the eighth floor Instead of waiting for their return home, Alain easily climb toward home.

At the age of 19 and 20 he had two accidents, in which he fell from a height of 15 meters and suffered multiple injuries and permanent vertigo. Doctors think he will be 60 percent disabled and Robert said he would not be able to climb again. However, in 6 months later he came back to climb. He kept taking the challenge of building and improving his skills, and hone the skills of rock climbing in the French Alps before turning to buildings.


Because almost all states do not give permission for such dangerous, Alain Robert would suddenly appear, usually at dawn, on the side of skyscrapers in cities around the world where thousands of spectators would stop in awe of what occur. As a result, he has been arrested in many countries many times by the police waiting at the top of the building.

Physical condition and expert climbing technique allowed him to climb walls and windows of buildings (such as windows and frames bulge). Many pemanjatannya not give a chance to rest and can end up more than an hour. With 1.65 m height (5'5 "), he is short and mild, the combination of increased dexterity while climbing. Sometimes he brought bags of magnesium (chalk bag) is used to absorb sweat, which is tied to his waist.

The speculation began by trying to climb the tallest building in the world at that time, the Twin Towers, Petronas in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While waiting for the Malaysian authorities that incident, they were surprised when one day in 1997 all of a sudden he looks over several floors in the tower next to the top of the tower pemanjatannya. He was finally arrested when it reaches 60 floors, 28 floors of the 88 existing floor.

While the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois in 1999, he experienced the most challenging climbing during his career. Near the top floor of 110, a collection of thick fog enveloped the metal and glass wall on the last floor 20 so as to cause it to slip. Although the climb to be a bit slow and strenuous, Alain Robert succeed and reach the top of the building.
In February 2003, he legally climbed 656 feet, building the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, UAE, which was watched by about 100,000 spectators. In April, he scaled the headquarters of oil giant Total SA in La Défense, outside Paris, to protest the invasion of Iraq.

Now Robert is paid to scale buildings as part of publicity efforts. In May 2003, he paid about $ 18,000 to climb 312 feet, Lloyd's of London to promote the premiere of the movie Spider-Man in the British television channel, Sky Movies.

On October 19, 2004, he surpassed 614 feet from the headquarters French Total oil company, with a Spiderman costume. On June 11, 2005 he climbed the Cheung Kong Centre in Hong Kong, within 283 m (928 ft) 62 floors.

On 1 September 2006, he climbed the tallest building in Lithuania and the Balkan countries, Europa Tower (148 m) in Vilnius. Wearing a black suit and use a climbing rope, which he let a few times, he came to the place of observation of the building (114 m) in 40 minutes. Also in 2006, he climbed Torre Vasco da Gama in Portugal as part of an advertisement for a national mobile operator Optimus. He menyelasaikan this year by climbing Santa Fe World Plaza in Mexico City, on December 7. On February 23 of 2007, he legally climbed the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia), the coastal city of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

On March 20, 2007, he again climbed the Petronas Twin Towers, marking ten years since he boarded the Petronas Twin Towers. He allowed himself to reach floor 60, flying the flag of Malaysia and got applause from the waiting police, firefighters, and media representatives prior to greet him. He was handcuffed and forced to exit from the scene before being taken to the police station.
On May 31, 2007, he scaled the tallest building in, 88-story Jin Mao Building, Shanghai, China. Once again with the Spiderman costume. Robert was later arrested and jailed for 5 days before it was expelled from China.

Leading the climb

Some of the monuments and skyscrapers Alain Robert has climbed:

Sydney, Australia - Sydney Tower and Sydney Opera House
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rio de Janeiro Hotel Vermont
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Crown Plaza Hotel Montreal
Hong Kong - The Far East The Far East Finance Centre, The Cheung Kong Centre
London, England - One Canada Square, Lloyd's Building
Paris, France - Eiffel Tower, the Grande Arche at La Défense, the Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, the Tour Montparnasse, Tour Cristaldi Front de Seine, Mercurial Towers in Bagnolet
Frankfurt, Germany - Dresdner Bank Tower
Milan, Italy - Banca di Milano
Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Shinjuku Center Building,
Warsaw, Poland - Warsaw Marriott Hotel
Johannesburg, South Africa - IBM Tower
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - National Bank of Abu Dhabi dn the Etisalat, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Headquarters Building,
United States - Empire State Building - New York, Sears Tower - Chicago, Illinois, Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, Blue Cross Tower - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pyramid Luxor Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada,
Tampere, Finland - Hotel Ilves
Malaysia - Petronas Tower 1 - Kuala Lumpur (arrested on floors 60, 1997), Petronas Tower 2 - Kuala Lumpur (arrested on 60 floors as Visit Malaysia year 2007), the Sabah Foundation Building - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. (For fundraising), Melia Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
Taiwan - Taipei 101
Venezuela - Venezuela Parque Central Torre
Spain - Torre Agbar Barcelona
Portugal-Torre Vasco da Gama, 25 de Abril Bridge
Mexico City, Mexico-Santa Fe World Plaza Corporate Tower
Bratislava, Slovakia - Bratislava Slovak Radio Building
Shanghai, China - Jin Mao Building


Alain Robert says that he has fallen seven times in his life. The worst thing is to fall a second time in 1982. On January 18, 1982, at age 19, he fell 15 feet when the anchor and rope off during training. He injured the wrist, heel and nose and underwent three operations. On 29 September 1982, at age 20, he fell 15 feet when the rope came undone during rappelling. He was in a coma for five days and the wounds in both arms of the front, elbow, pelvis, and nose. He also suffered a brain hemorrhage and vertigo. He had six operations on her hands and elbows.

In 2004, he fell while climbing two feet of building Korean television station after the interview. He landed with the elbow, and required forty stitches, but then he climbed the world's tallest building, Taipei 101, as part of a week's official opening.

In 2005, he fell eight feet, when it teaches how to depend on the foot while climbing. He flexed his hands back on the easy path, but lost his balance and fell head first and broke both wrists. He returned in a coma and spent two months in hospital.

Arrest in Houston

On 22 November 2005, he was arrested as he climbs the building One Houston Center in Houston, Texas. He was charged with entering the field of criminal trespassing. Also criminal charges for illegal possession the police found two pills. He stated it is a prescription drug pills Urbanyl, drugs used to prevent epileptic attacks. He spent two days in jail and later appeared in court on 29 November and provide proof of prescription, and why the drug was given to him. On December 20, he climbed the Cristal Tower in Paris to protest his arrest. The next court scheduled January 4, 2006, but Robert said that he would climb in Mexico at the time.
On March 15, 2006 he climbed one of the Mercurial Towers (122) m in Bagnolet in protest seven days in jail, before returning to Texas to serve the question in court. On March 31 he appeared before a court in Houston. Punishment for drugs has dropped, but because of a memorandum of legitimate prescriptions, sentence reduced to one day in prison and a fine of $ 2,000 due to enter the territory without permission.

Alain Robert, Conquer Indonesia Bakrie Tower

Alain Robert has climbed poor across various skyscrapers. About 30 buildings are from various countries he conquered. Therefore it is nicknamed the Man of income or profit from the French Spiderman.

This afternoon Alain Robert successfully conquered Bakrie Tower, 50 floor building with a height of 215 meters which is one of the icons Jakarta.

Action this time takes 1.5 hours, starting at 10.30 pm. According to Alain Robert, Bakrie Tower is unique and special challenge because the texture of the exterior is quite slippery.

I need to move this tool to my stick and I stepped on, then I go up. I also need to rest on the floor and then up to the next

In addition to Indonesia's Bakrie Tower, Alain also had to climb a skyscraper in Malaysia, Dubai, his native France, and several other countries.

Check out the action when Alain Robert climbs a building on the Bakrie Tower:

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